nuts

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Noun[edit]

nuts

  1. plural of nut
  2. (vulgar, slang) Testicles.
    Ohhh, he just got kicked in the nuts!
  3. (poker) An unbeatable hand; the best poker hand available.
    If the board is 234QA, all of spades, the nuts is 56 of spades.
    If the board is 4444J, the nuts is any hand with an ace.

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Adjective[edit]

nuts ‎(comparative more nuts, superlative most nuts)

  1. (colloquial) Insane, mad.
    After living on the island alone for five years, he eventually went nuts.
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) Crazy, mad; unusually pleased or, alternatively, angered.
    I just go nuts over her fantastic desserts.
    The referee made a bad call against the home team and the crowd went nuts.

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Interjection[edit]

nuts

  1. Indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.
    Nuts! They didn't even listen to what I had to say.
  2. Signifies rejection of a proposal or idea, as in forget it, no way, or nothing doing; often followed by to.
    They want me to pay $5 for a banana? Nuts to that!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The association with testicles (See noun above.) adds an intensifying effect to the anger or rejection.
  • Use of "Nuts" rather than another form of "No" is often intentionally insulting. (e.g. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe's response to a German request for surrender during the Battle of the Bulge)

Verb[edit]

nuts

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of nut

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